SoftPerfect's WiFi Guard helps protect your small Wi-Fi network by scanning regularly for new and unrecognized devices, pinging to verify devices, detecting firewalls, and reporting anything suspicious so you can take action, if necessary. You don't need to know a lot about Wi-Fi networks to use Wi-Fi Guard. You just need to know a little about your own home or small business network (or networks) and who or what is allowed to connect to it. When an unauthorized device appears, you'll know your network security has been compromised. WiFi Guard scans all your network devices, so it … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Blockbuster laughed at Netflix partnership offer.
- Man attempts to sell an entire London record shop on eBay.
- After much silence, Google fesses up to its connection to those barges in SF.
After a week of intense interest in what Google has been building on barges in the San Francisco Bay and in Maine's Casco Bay, the mystery may well be over: The tech giant is developing a reconfigurable, invite-only showroom for Google X-related projects and products.
According to a report from CBS' San Francisco affiliate KPIX, Google has been working on the project for more than a year, and the plan is to make the showroom movable and also capable of being taken apart and reassembled as needed. The idea is that elements of it could be on the water … Read more
A couple of secret Google projects going up on opposite sides of the country are apparently stuck treading water, as word of a work halt on the Portland, Maine, effort joins last night's news of a work stoppage in San Francisco.
Last week, CNET was first to report the connection between Google and a mysterious structure going up on a barge in San Francisco Bay. The edifice, some four stories tall and made from shipping containers, is now covered in scaffolding and dark netting on a stationary barge alongside Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the bay.
CNET … Read more
Google's mystery project on a barge in the San Francisco Bay, which has piqued the interest of media the world over, sits in limbo day after day, in full view of anyone close enough to see it.
Last week, CNET was first to report ties between Google and the structure, a four-story-tall building made from shipping containers that sits mostly covered in scaffolding and dark netting on a stationary barge alongside Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the San Francisco Bay.
CNET was also first to report the connection between the San Francisco project and a very similar … Read more
Free tools that clean browsing and Windows tracks can protect your privacy and security, especially if they're intuitive, easy to use, and up-to-date. Unfortunately, EasynetSoft's Easy SpaceGuard is none of those. Its interface is crowded, poorly designed, and stuck in a time warp (Netscape, anyone?) and the program doesn't seem to have been updated significantly in years: we can't be sure since neither the program's Web site nor online tutorial would load.
We nixed a Tic Tac Toe game offered with Easy SpaceGuard's download. Easy SpaceGuard asks if you want it to run immediately … Read more
The United States had 53 shark attacks in 2012, according to a University of Florida report. Many people find sharks both fearful and fascinating, but their presence in the water doesn't deter surfers and swimmers from jumping into the ocean waves.
Sometimes, people look like prey to sharks. One company is taking an unusual approach to preventing shark attacks with the creation of a shark-repellant rash guard. The form-fitting top does a lot of the usual rash guard things, like offer UV protection and wick moisture. What's different is the design on it.… Read more
The CHM file extension refers to Microsoft Compiled HTML Help documents. Armjisoft's CHM OwnerGuard is a comprehensive Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution for managing CHM files, encompassing security, licensing, watermarking, and distribution for internal company documents and other access-sensitive information published as CHM files. It's available in several versions to meet both commercial and personal needs.
The Personal edition is free for individual users. It can create and open DRM-protected CHM files, and it supports licensing-rights limitations. The license-generating and transferring features are disabled in the freeware, and its support options are limited compared with commercial licensing. CHM … Read more
Given that the builder of the Titanic is said to have famously bragged that his amazing new ship could never be sunk, it's dangerous to argue that an accident like the one that sent the famous vessel to the bottom of the sea 100 years ago could never happen again.
But with the centennial of the April 15, 1912, disaster quickly approaching, there's every indication that modern science and technology in combination with a much greater awareness of seaborne hazards, make such a tragedy -- at least on the scale of Titanic--extremely unlikely today.
It's not, of … Read more
Free USB Guard is an interesting little tool that prevents your system from shutting down if a USB drive or other type of removable drive is still attached. It gives you the opportunity to safely remove the drives or leave them attached and shut down anyway. You can also restart your system or cancel the shutdown. It's portable freeware that can autostart with Windows.
Free USB Guard checks for updates automatically the first time you run it and every time thereafter, unless you uncheck that option in the program's system tray menu, from which you can also check … Read more